Transgender teen pleads guilty to fatally stabbing her mom and Coast Guard officer father on Halloween because they wouldn't accept her transition
Andrea Balcer, who is still referred to as Andrew Balcer in court documents, sobbed in court as the prosecutor described how she had stabbed Alice and Antonio Balcer, both 47, to death. The 19-year-old also fatally stabbed the family's chihuahua but spared her brother's life. The teen did not give any explanation for the horrific murders in court. But Balcer's attorney, Walter McKee of Augusta, said outside court that his client had been sexually abuser by her mother as a teenager. He added that Balcer's parents had struggled to accept her transition into a transgender woman.